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  1. Been Away

    I'd like to introduce myself....................
    Hi, I've been living in Thailand for the last 14 years and just recently returned to the UK, but still making regular trips back to Thailand whenever I get the opportunity. How long I'm going to stay is anybody's guess and at the moment I'm looking around for an XRV750, I have my eye on...
  2. 600 Alp No 2 - Oily Rag Refurb in photo's

    Transalp
    Photos of my Alps strip down, clean, oily rag refurb & rebuild . . . Before . . . . on the day of purchase actually Don't you just luv a nice clean rim? :rolleyes: 10k / 20 years miles of chain crud Front end work commences Front end rebuild in progress Heavy Duty crash...
  3. What´s your plan for 2017?

    Travel
    What´s your plan for 2017? Our "list" for next year: a short trip over the Alps in early summer and from late September on for the rest of the year through Spain and Portugal. Where are you going to ride in 2017? Cheers Frank
  4. Tubed tyres and punctures - Is there a good product that works?

    Africa Twin
    My last bike (600 Alp) and my new AT both have tubed tyres, and it was always in the back of my mind "What happens if I get a puncture?" I've literally no idea how to change the inner tubes, even though I must have watched a dozen You Tube Videos on 'how-to'. Plus, I really dont fancy the...
  5. New tyres needed

    Transalp
    I'm just getting my XL700 ready for a big trip down through France, through the Pyrenees and then back up through the Alps, well that's the plan at least! I'm going to put some new tyres on for the trip. Currently I have Tourance on which I am happy with. I was just wondering about whether...
  6. Alpine Pass Bucket List

    Great Roads/Routes
    I may be going to have a couple of days in the Alps in September, on my way back from Croatia. I'm definitely considering taking in the Stelvio, as I've never done it. But I know there are a million brilliant roads in the Alps, so what are the other tarmac coated passes I shouldn't miss out on...
  7. 700 TA Chain Under Load

    Transalp
    I've just returned from a trip to the Alps and my chain has stretched a lot to the point it now needs replacing. I've kept it in pretty good shape since I got the bike in Feb and think it's the bike's second chain (despite only having 7k on the bike when I got it). I assume the stock chain...
  8. Alps base

    Travel
    Hi. Got a small group of us going to the Alps in summer. Where would people suggest staying? I was thinking of using chamomix as a base and doing trips out from there. Any other recommendations? Cheers
  9. A European jaunt on my fantastic Transalp

    Transalp
    In 2012 I posted about a round trip to Romania - and never got round to posting any photos :( Well, we went back again this year and I've finally managed to post some photos etc. here Once again the Transalp was perfect - but I guess you already know that ;) Other than the 'mods' mentioned...
  10. The Next One ?

    Chatter
    Girlfriend is entirely, comfortably, happy with pillioning about on the 650 Transalp … … that we’ve done a few laps of Sicily upon. But, Transalp 650, two-up with luggage, will take its own sweet time on the tedious motorways, autoroutes … … and autostradas between the interesting...
  11. On Holiday

    Chatter
    Hallelujah. I am on Holiday. Life ;late;y has been 'complicated' selling a house, buying a house in Swansea organising a new workshop on the Gower, meeting a lovely woman. Having ym bike stolen last week was the icing on the cake of confusion. But I am now officially on holiday. On Saturday I...
  12. Oops!

    Transalp
    Forgive me as I have sinned. Checked the Alps oil 'tother day & it looked darkish, checked in my service record - September 2011 it was last done. Oops! It seems that I have been so preoccupied with meddling with the shinier stuff coming & going that I have been neglecting Old Faithful. Oil...
  13. more 600 ebay alps....

    Transalp
    a project for someone! 1990 HONDA XL600V BLACK TRANSALP SPARES REPAIRS ENGINE SOUNDS VERY GOOD | eBay and this one was previously up for £1,700: 1989 HONDA TRANSALP 600V-J WHITE | eBay (both with "right foot" exhaust shields missing again!)
  14. More TA 600 alps on ebay....

    Transalp
    three 600s have just appeared for anyone interested: honda transalp 600 | eBay 1989 HONDA TRANSALP 600V-J WHITE | eBay Honda transalp 600 tourer motorcycle | eBay (NOW SOLD)
  15. France, Italy, Slovenia and Hungary ride.

    Travel
    If all goes to plan I should be doing a round trip of around 3000 miles starting from the UK in August. I would like to ride across the Col de la Bonnette in the alps because the gps co ordinates are part of the Transalps paintwork. I've not been to Slovenia before so any tips will be well...
  16. Transalp 600 handlebars - same for all models?

    Transalp
    Hi all, Just posted a wanted message for Alp Handlebars, found some on ebay from a 1987 Alp, they do look like my 1996 Alp bars, but not sure. Does anyone know if the bars are the same for all 600 Alps or are there differences???? Appreciate your help everyone :D
  17. Tweaking Alp - Advice on bar-ends please !!

    Transalp
    Hi all, Its that time of year when I start to 'fiddle', usually ends up be asking for help :D And guess what? Help please ! I never really liked the massive bush / hand guard things....... So, took them off. Are there no bar weights on 600Alps? Whats been left behind.....:( Basically...
  18. Col de la Bonnette. (anyone ridden over it?)

    Transalp
    If my information is correct the Col de la Bonnette is the highest asphalt Pass in the Alps,between the South of France and Italy? It's also, I believe, the GPS co-ordinates on the tank panels of the Transalp 700? Now I'm fairly new to this forum and was wondering if any of you more experianced...
  19. Its been a while.....

    Transalp
    Hi all, It must be months since I have been active on this forum, sorry :( Massive job issues and hemorrhaging money like nobody's business :-x This credit crunch thing has caught up... Grrrr...... Anyhoo.... After banging my pan out for what seems ages, I am employed again - Hurrah ! So...
  20. Northern Italy Alps at the end of september

    Meet Ups / Rideouts
    Hi! I am planning a trip to the alps in Northern Italy for the two last weeks of september (or last week of september and first of october). If anyone wants to join in on whole or parts of the ride, let me know. I will be passing through Germany on my way there. I am also looking for tips...
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